Students will initially be registered for the degree of DProf. Their status will be probationary until all taught modules have been passed and the proposed research has been assessed as viable.
The first two years of the programme comprise taught modules that prepare students for doctoral level research in Operational Excellence. The taught modules are delivered through a series of nine 2.5 day workshops facilitated by internationally renowned researchers and practitioners. The taught modules are followed by a doctoral research project of 2 plus years.
Each student will be assigned a supervisory team which will provide expert support throughout the taught and research components of the programme.
All taught modules are designed to support students develop their ability to articulate and defend their research. It is anticipated that the assignments developed during the taught component will constitute or form the foundation of the first 3 chapters of the final thesis.
The Programme consists of 540 credits: 180 credits at level 7 and 360 credits at level 8. The level 7 taught modules are:
Module 1: Designing a Professional Doctoral Research Project (20 credits).
Module 2: Theory & Contemporary Thinking in Operational Excellence (40 credits).
Module 3: Engaging with a Relevant Body of Knowledge (60 credits).
Module 4: Methodological Frameworks Data Collection (60 credits).
Throughout the taught and research components of the programme extensive feedback is provided on draft work.